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Multi-Touch Technology May 30, 2007

Posted by Ted Summers in : Technical , trackback

Jeff Han

If you have ever used a kiosk before, then you have used “Touch Technology”. Touch Technology is the technology used in Touch Screen Devices. Well thanks to Jeff Han and his company Perceptive Pixel which was was founded in 2006, the world of computers and how we use them is about to change.

So who is Jeff Han, he is a leading research scientist at New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. He is also someone, that when he speaks you really should listen to what he has to say.

You see Jeff Han is the designer of a new “Human-Computer Interface”, It’s a technology called “Multi Touch” and I promise you it will change the way we interact with computers forever. This new Multi-Touch Interface will allow the user to use “finger gestures”, but not just one finger, as with the current Touch Screen Technology. Try thinking about using several fingers at once to manipulate data. Once this technology takes off, relying on a mouse will be a thing of the past.

This technology is seen to be a Multi-billion dollar industry that is about to take off, with no less than Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Apple and others lining up to get their products to market. At the time of this writing Microsoft is planning to release a 30-inch Multi-Touch screen product, that they are calling “Surface“. It will initially sell between $5,000 and $10,000 U.S Dollars.

Well I’ve spoken on this long enough, so watch the video and you will see what I mean.

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